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Some Welcome New Year’s Resolutions For 2017

This year has been eventful to say the least. Many young people, and some older people with longer memories, have continued to comment on 2016 not being too great. But, out of doubt and dark a new day always comes. New Years is for resolutions, so here are some of the resolutions 2016 has shown us we must make in 2017 to help turn back this tide of troubling times.

Love Your Neighbours And The People Around You

There has been a huge increase in politicised suspicion of people who are ‘not from around here’ in the last year. The papers have been flooded with bad press about people who don’t fit the quintessential ‘English’ mold (whatever that means). People seem to be more divided than ever, especially after the EU referendum result.

In 2017, we need to change this – so make a resolution to look out for your neighbours, take care of the people you know who are vulnerable to this type of suspicion, and above all judge people by their actions as opposed to the way they look.

Fact Check, Ask Questions, And Expose Lies

After Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and claims from far right  wing groups that we live in a ‘post fact era’, it’s clear to see that fake news stories, harmful conspiracy theories and all other forms of false information appear to be on the rise.

It’s up to you to ask questions and check sources of information that back up these types of damaging claims and odd statements such as such as ‘global warming is a hoax’ – delve deeper and don’t be afraid to be that one person in the group who asks why this information is being spread. There is no such thing as objective truth, but we can always try to expose a lie.

Help Save The Earth

This year was the second year in a row declared ‘hottest on record’, so it’s no secret that climate change is here, along with all the accompanying effects. Governments and corporations have been slow to react, with 2020 deadlines apparently not close to being met, and more and more people are feeling like there is simply no hope.

New Years Resolutions for 2017 Fireworks ImageBut the environment still needs you – so save energy, don’t pollute, go green as possible. Be organic, buy products which involve the least emissions possible, even cut out meat if you can. All of this has an impact, and we can all try if we want to. Be part of the movement for mother Earth.

Safeguard Your Mental Health

Mental health is probably one of the biggest issues in the modern developed world – people are increasingly depressed in this day and age, and 2016 hasn’t helped much either. On top of this, vulnerable people have all but been forgotten as the government is cutting NHS services across the board

So we should all make a bigger effort to make sure we all have our mental health needs looked after. If you feel the need to see a doctor, go for it. If a friend or family member needs help, don’t hesitate. Be there for each other.

Cherish The People We Still Have

If anything, the worst part of 2016 has been the endless parade of celebrity deaths. Beloved actors, comedians, entertainers, inventors, musicians – none have been spared the wrath of this awful year.

If we can learn anything from this, it’s to keep ties with the elderly relatives, or those who aren’t in a great place. The people in your life only come around once, so take care of them.

It’s been a rough year. But next year can be a lot easier if we all try. Here’s to you and yours in these interesting times.

So from all of us here at George Banco Ltd have a happy new year and a great start to your 2017!